Friday, August 22, 2014

Press Play: WTF

Yes, we're more than ready to have some fun at this week's We The Fest. The question is, are you? 

What's more, we're giving away three free tickets for festival junkies out there. Post your #ootd with Cotton Ink or Steve Madden products (or both!) on Instagram. Don't forget to mention us @cottonink @stevemadden_id and put these hashtags: #ootdcottonink #cottoninkxstevemadden #wtf14.

See you there! xx

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

We Love: @thedashingrider

'Elegant' and 'minimal' are perhaps the two words that could describe Fiona, the blogger of The Dashing Rider. As you fill your wanderlust bucket list with tremendously exciting places, you might want to learn from Fiona, who never leaves her needs of traveling in style behind.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Music Monday: Ellie Goulding

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Magical tunes and lyrics are born on the verge of heartbreak - at least that's what Halcyon Days is all about. With a distinctive vocal, the UK singer/songwriter Ellie Goulding just won't stop mesmerize us with her songs and performances. 

Styling Tips: One Piece, Three Ways

How long did it take the last time you style up your look? If the answer is more than thirty minutes, we think you're just at the right page. When you feel like wearing a white tee but you're out of styling ideas, you might want to keep yourself updated with our #cottoninkstylingtips. We got our Offwhite Phoenix here that'll look great on many occasions, only if you pair it with the right pieces. One piece, three ways.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

A Day With: Raisa

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More than just a talented singer/songwriter, Raisa first started singing when she was in the third grade, and since then, she already knew what she wanted to do in life: it has something to do with music. When it comes to melodies, for this sweet girl next door, it is the music itself that sparks her inspiration. Looking up to India Arie and Adele, she couldn't help but adapting their singing techniques and applying it to herself, only with a little bit of twist. Check out the interview after the jump.

For the Love of Cotton Ink's #skirt!

Whether you're up for chic polkadot, traditional Batik or modern midi-length skirt, Cotton Ink got the perfect pieces to suit your style. Head to the online store and invest in your favorite one(s)!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Tallulah Willis for "The What's Underneath Project"

Being a daughter of celebrity parents is sometimes as hard as being the celebrity itself - the glamorous life with its impossible beauty standards is hardly inevitable. Even reading tabloids may push you into becoming somebody else. That’s what Tallulah Willis, daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, had experienced. I’m diagnosed with body dysmorphia with reading those stupid f—ing tabloids when I was like 13 and feeling like, I was ugly, like always,” told the 20-year-old blogger of Clothing Coven to StyleLikeU for The What's Underneath Project

Since then, she started to dress differently to get people’s attention. “It was like denim short shorts, and push up bras so they were sticking to my neck,” mentioned Tallulah before she came to the consciousness that those ways of dressing led her to self-starving. It was not until a year ago when she finally acknowledge her own natural beauty after putting on a simple button-up and pants. It is undeniable that her witty expression and stirring story in the video will leave you nothing but inspiration. Truth is, we all gotta be smart with the tabloid contents that we consume, 'cause a single wrong step might lead to a whole new level of regrets.

Yay! Quotes!

Blaming Monday for your fondness of quotes seems just a lame excuse. It's inevitable that we all a sucker for quotes, 'cause at the end of the day, inspirational words won't kill you, it'll make you stronger instead. Here's a curated list of our favorite ones. Which one is yours?
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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Win 3 Tickets To We The Fest!

We The Fest is on our radar and we know that the party won't be complete without your presence, so we're giving away three free tickets! Join the contest by sharing your #ootd #festival picture to Instagram with Cotton Ink or Steve Madden products(s). And not to forget, use the hashtags #cottonink #ootdcottonink #cottoninkxstevemadden and mention us @cottonink @stevemadden_id. You can submit your picture until the latest August 22, 2014. We'll announce the winner in August 23, 2014.

Good luck! xx

Monday, August 11, 2014

Cotton Ink's Guide to Festival Outfits

When We The Fest is just around the corner, we know that you don't want to sit back and relax without knowing which pieces to wear for d-day. As one of the most anticipated festivals of the year, you would want to attend the festival wearing pieces that are in vogue. Check out #cottoninkstylingtips and thank us later.

Plaids are always up in the air of fashion trend, that is why we would love to wear Cotton Ink's Tartan Ontario. How could we not? We might need to put our smartphone and lipstick in its two functional pockets, don't you think so? It doesn't matter if you're not a plaid person, a statement tee or sweatshirt might perk up your contemporary look as well. 

Nothing beats the comfort of your favorite pair of jeans, and for WTF, of course we prefer to wear shorts. With either black or blue, you could never go wrong with denim. 

Smartphone, check. Sunnies, check. Sunscreen, check. Yes, you'll need a versatile bag for WTF, our say is to use either a small bag or a tote bag.

Festival requires us to walk from stage to stage, therefore, a comfy piece of shoes is a must-have. Our pick for WTF is Steve Madden's black slip on or gladiator sandal; make sure to let comfort walk hand-in-hand with style.

So, which style suits you best?